For most people the difficulty lies in the timing of it all. No one wants to be away from children during the ages where relatives are the biggest part of their world, and nobody wants to be away from parents during the years when you might be the most important person left in their lives. But in between, yes, go! Once there, then you decide how long you're going to stay. But go! It's YOUR life - either you stay at home and be an unfulfilled addition to their lives, or you go, intentionally living your life, and become a fulfilled addition to their lives. Go, go, go!
(Besides, there's the possibility that your family and friends will move away for their jobs or their dreams, or grow busy - especially teens - with their own lives. Then where will you be?)